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John Brown, III

Birthdate: (47)
Birthplace: Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut
Death: September 3, 1776 (47)
New York, New York (Died while fighting in the Revolutionary War)
Place of Burial: On the high land near the East River, New York, New York
Immediate Family:

Son of John Brown and Mary Brown
Husband of Hannah Owen
Father of Ruth Elizabeth Brown; Hannah Owen Humphrey; Azubah Barber; Esther Brown; Owen Brown and 7 others
Brother of Mary Brown; Ezrah Brown; Margery Brown; Esther Brown; Hannah Brown and 3 others
Half brother of Sarah Hepzabah Hall

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Immediate Family

About Captain John Brown CAPTAIN JOHN BROWN was the son of John and Mary Eggleston Brown, born Nov. 4, 1728 in Windsor, Connecticut (Windsor Vital Records, v.2, p. 290, Barbour Collection); Captain in the 8th Co. of the 18th Regiment of the Connecticut Militia; died Sept. 3, 1776 in New York ( Gerald McFarland’s A Scattered People: An American Family Moves West contains a biographical sketch);

married Hannah Owen March 2, 1758; Hannah died May 18, 1831, age 91 in West Simsbury, now Canton Center, Connecticut (Canton Center Cemetery Records); a memorial marker for Captain John is part of Hannah’s stone. (see Abiel Brown’s Genealogical History of the Early Settlers of West Simsbury)

The Children of John & Hannah (all born in West Simsbury): 1) Hannah Brown born December 24, 1758; died Apr. 1825; 2nd wife of Solomon Humphrey; he died 1834. 2) Azubah Brown born May 7, 1760; died Nov. 1812; married Michael Barber who died 1836. 3) Esther Brown born March 4, 1762; died 1838 in Ashtabula County, Ohio; married Timothy Case; who was born 1731 and died 1830. 4) Margery Brown born January 25, 1764; died 1820; second wife of David Giddings; she married (2) Prince Taylor Jr. after 1793; he had a previous marriage. 5) Lucinda Brown born Nov. 18, 1765; died August 1814; second wife of Russell Borden; belonged to the Canton Center Congregational Church 1785-1795 (church records); moved to East Hartland, Connecticut February 10, 1793 (see Hale Collection) 6) Deacon John Brown born Aug. 31, 1767; died August 11, 1849 in New Hartford, Litchfield Co., Conn.; married (1) Millicent Gaylord; married (2) Abiah Barber Case, daughter of John Barber Jr.; she was the widow of Elisha Case; no issue from either marriage, although Abiah had children by her first marriage. 7) Frederick Brown born Aug. 14, 1769; died Mar. 14, 1848 in Circleville, Pickaway County, Ohio; married (1) Katherine (Katy) Case; she died 1801 in Colebrook, Connecticut and buried in the Colebrook Cemetery; married (2) to Chloe S. Pettibone in 1808. 8) OWEN BROWN born February 16, 1771; died May 8, 1856 in Hudson, Summit County, Ohio; married (1) Ruth Mills in 1793; married (2) Sarah (Sally) Root in 1809; married (3) Lucy Drake Hinsdale in 1841. Owen Brown Family 9) Theodosia (Theda) Owen Brown born January 5 (IGI) or February 16 (W. Simsbury); died November 10, 1846 in Hudson, Summit County, Ohio; second wife of William Merrel Jr.; he was born 1761 died 1830 in Portage County, Ohio, probably in Randolph; his first wife was Elizabeth Wilcox; Theda came to Hudson in 1834 & is buried in the Old Hudson Township Burying Ground; the Merrills were admitted to the Canton Center Congregational Church Jan. 29, 1812. 10) Roxy (or Roxey, or Roxa) Brown born May 29, 1775; died May 21, 1855 in Broome, Green County, New York; married Alexander Humphrey 1804; he was born 1778 and died Oct. 19, 1850 in Conesville, Schoharie, New York; he was the son of Captain Frederick Humphrey); Roxy and Alexander were admitted to the Canton Center Congregational Church June 10, 1805. 11) Abiel Brown born Nov. 18, 1776 after the death of his father; died Mar. 15, 1856 in Canton Center and is buried in the Canton Center Cemetery; married Anna Lord October 16, 1806; she was from Lyme, Connecticut and she died Canton Center March 4, 1866.

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Captain John Brown's Timeline

November 4, 1728
Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut
May 12, 1759
Age 30
Virginia or Connecticut
December 9, 1759
Age 31
Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States
Age 30
March 4, 1762
Age 33
West Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut
Age 35
Age 36
August 31, 1767
Age 38
Hartford, CT
August 14, 1769
Age 40
Canton, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States